Twenty one years ago Ms. Tracey Alstat was hired on at the Brownstown Community School District. Ms. Alstat was born in Jacksonville, IL and has lived in many Illinois towns: Winchester, Carrollton, Mt. Sterling, and finally Vandalia. For her higher education she attended college at Lake Land for an associate’s degree before transferring to Eastern University where she received her bachelor’s in education and a master's degree in educational administration.
Ms. Alstat’s family inspired her to become a teacher. She comes from a family of educators, and she grew up watching them make a difference in and influencing students’ lives. Ms. Alstat became a teacher at Brownstown in 1996. She taught special education for one year, twelve years of fifth grade, and eight years of jr. high language arts. What she enjoys most about teaching is being able to laugh with her students and seeing her former students succeed. She feels great knowing she helped guide them to where they wanted to go in life.
Ms. Alstat has two children, Trevor who is 23 and Taryn who is 19. Her favorite hobbies are spending time with her two kids, sitting back to relax, watching movies, and dancing. Ms. Alstat is an outstanding teacher who changes students’ lives every day. “I love just being able to have a positive influence in students' lives and watch them achieve the goals they have set for themselves”. Students at BHS appreciate all her hard work and the excitement she brings to the classroom. Thanks Ms. Alstat!
By Brooke Mayfield
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